Monday, November 30, 2015

CASology and Fusion Card Challenges

I'm excited to get some real craft time...that's not on my lunch break at work, or in the car during a road trip, or while waiting on car repairs :)

The CASology challenge blog had me at first glance with the cue card: owl. These mostly nocturnal birds bring back wonderful memories of my grandmother, who collected owl figurines made of every imaginable material. I wanted to do something special for this challenge around the holiday and found the extra umph I needed from the photo over at the Fusion Card Challenge blog. 

This card was fun to make, combining watercoloring, silver embossing (which I still think is real life magic lol), and a clean and simple one-layer look.

I used Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks and a cutie patootie owl from Lawn Fawn. Frisket (masking fluid) has become one of my best friends!! The absolutely waterproof seal it creates (like I did for this owl) allows me to go crazy with my watercolors and paints and still gives me a clean canvas for whatever I masked.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and make it a great day!!

Deidre :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Batman or Superman??

I'm back "knocking out" challenges today. This one was "super" fun to make :) I was inspired by both the layout over at CAS(E) this Sketch! and the code word at Addicted to CAS. I think this card packs a real "ka-pow"!

Postable! Yay for Snail Mail

I've seen this shared online and I think it's wonderful! It's an address book where I can send you snail mail. Crafter's rejoice!

I want to share happy mail with you...seriously :) If you'd like to receive one of my handmade cards, tags, etc. please add your info to my address book.

First 5 people to add their addresses will get a card for them and a pre-stamped one to mail to a friend! Free card, free postage, handmade happy mail...winning :) Click the Postable graphic below or type in the URL.

I've got my postage stamps ready and can't wait to start sharing with you! And I pinkie promise that I won't share your info or use your address for advertising crap...nobody likes that junk. Thanks, thanks, and thanks!

Deidre :)

Monday, November 9, 2015

CASology 171: Vehicle....Totally Not What You Expect

I'm playing along over at the CASology challenge blog again this week :) What an interesting cue card:

I racked my brain (and after this weekend, there wasn't much in there lol) to find something a little bit different. Here's my submission:

Monday, November 2, 2015

Heart of Gold for CASology

What an exciting week! My mommie visited for a few days, got some art journaling done, created cards for challenges, received an honorable mention and a feature for two of my creations, had my last appointment to finish my latest tattoo, traveled to DC for a couple of days, and still managed to go to work...whew!

I'm playing along today over at the CASology challenge blog. I was super inspired by Sandy Allnook's Go for the Gold series and really wanted to incorporate something shiny and gold into my creation for this challenge.  The cue card:

What a broad concept for me, but yes, I did take the lovey dovey road :) Here's my final card.